It is not uncommon for a digital game to go out of business and can no longer be bought. We’re used to it, and the consolation is at least that existing game owners can keep their copy and download it whenever they want. But here is a case of a game that for many has simply disappeared from the list of games on Steam and can no longer be downloaded.
Last weekend, users noticed that they no longer have Agony Unrated, a 2018 horror game in their catalog, which is an uncensored version of the original Agony. The unrated version was distributed free of charge to all Agony owners and was considered a more refined version of the game because it not only removed censorship but also brought several technical fixes that the original Agony did not receive. Although Agony users have remained in the collection, many are angry that a better version of the game has been removed without any notice, apology, or refund.
Players immediately suspected that the decision to remove the game was the oil of developer Madmind Studio, so negative reviews started for Agony. However, the developer has spoken out and says the problem arose somewhere on Steam because the link between Agony and Agony Unrated was broken. They are still investigating how and why this happened, i.e. how they will correct it.
It will be interesting to see how this situation is resolved. Steam is the most popular platform for PC games and it is not in favor of the scandal with the removal of games that users own.